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Doesn’t seem like it’s any more or less nepotism than everything in this town. These kids get the keys to every important room and then pretend they earned it later. That said some brilliant actors, directors and movie stars are basically the offspring of midtier folks or huge celebrities. Seems doubtful the lead here, Gandolfinis son or even someone like Jason Schwartzman ever get anywhere without their families.
“and then pretend they earned it later”
That’s the worst part! If only they at least acknowledged that they wouldn’t be anywhere without their famous relatives.
Yup. We also have Coppola nepotism to thank for Nic Cage! Where would we be without him??
Thank you Jeff for speaking up against nepotism! I mean that sincerely. Btw, Cooper Hoffman is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son, so it’s not just Spielberg Nepotism.
Lol well we know Jeff has it out for this one when a cast this varied and interesting gets a “nepotism!” cry.
How is that nepotism? I don’t get it. Did you see her audition? Know who she beat out for the role? Is Steph Curry an example of nepotism too? Such a lazy argument…
I am a little confused. You make a point to specifically cite Spielberg but Hoffman, Stiller and Penn are the sons of actors.
Hell, by your argument, isn’t PTA the beneficiary of nepotism?
And speaking of PTA: he’s taking a job away from a poor, deserving actress by casting his wife in a role.
Ditto his leads in Vice like the 3 largest roles all had famous parents or siblings.
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So basically this is a passive-aggressive way to bash Spielberg?
First I’ve heard of Tom Waits being in this. Probably a tiny role, as usual for him, but I can’t think of a single Waits performance that wasn’t highly enjoyable.
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